According to Microsoft best practice: When you crawl the default zone of a SharePoint web application, the query processor automatically maps and returns search-result URLs so that they are relative to the alternate access mapping (AAM) zone from which queries are performed.

In our SP2013 farm there is a web application with two AAM on default zone:

Internal URL                     Zone                      Public URL for Zone
https://web.domain.com          default                  https://web.domain.com
https://web01               default               https://web.domain.com
https://web             Intranet                  https://web
http://web01                Internet                  https://web01

My questions are:

  1. Should I put both https://web.domain.com and https://web01 in content source? Would it make the crawler crawl the same content twice (waste system resources)?
  2. What should be my Server Name Mappings setup in above case?


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1: As per your AAM, You need to add https://web.domain.com into your content source.

2: In that case you dont need any server mapping as you are using the FQDN.

We have same kind of setup in our farm due to some network issues, So i recommend what we are using.

If you click on the edit public url, you will see the FQDN in your default zone and this is what you want.

  • Do you mean in content source, we ALWAYS refer to Public URL of default zone? The Internal URL doesn't matter?
    – Mark L
    Jul 8, 2014 at 5:50
  • public url is the first one in the list, if you have more than 1 url in the one zone then first one will count.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:45

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